A Royal Occasion - Singing Workshop With Petros Singers

Led by James Vivian, Director of Music at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle


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On the afternoon of Saturday 2 March a come along to St Peter’s Church in Hammersmith for a right royal singalong. Petros Singers is organising a singing workshop – A Royal Occasion – that's being led by James Vivian, the Director of Music at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

As one of the few people to have conducted at a major royal ceremonial event in recent years, and certainly the only person to have conducted at two, James is uniquely qualified. If you saw Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May last year, you’ll remember the central and inspirational role that the music played in the ceremony.

At the workshop 400 years of music written for and performed at royal weddings, funerals and coronations will be celebrated. James will lead singers through a selection of music including Tallis‘ If ye love me and Rutter’s The Lord bless you and keep you, both of which were performed by the Choir of St George’s Chapel at the royal wedding. They ’ll also be singing Parry’s I Was Glad and Zadok the Priest by Handel along with other favourites. This is a unique opportunity to sing your heart out to some truly stirring and historic music - and eat cake, of course.

The workshop is being held in St Peter’s Church, off St Peter’s Square. Built in the classical style, this beautiful and recently restored Church is the oldest in Hammersmith. Now a familiar landmark when driving along the M4, when constructed in 1829, St Peter's stood in "solitary splendour, surrounded on all sides by meadows, market gardens and smallholdings”.

Please book in advance (no booking fee), tickets are £20 (£15 concessions and under 28s) which includes loan scores and refreshments. No choral experience is necessary but some sight-reading ability would be an advantage.

The workshop runs from 2-6pm (registration from 1.30pm) at St Peter’s Church, Black Lion Lane, Hammersmith, W6 9BE. Friends and family are welcome to come to an informal concert at 5.30pm.

February 26, 2019

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